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Seek Always To Understand

Each soul that incarnates has its own destiny, no two are alike. We hold within our personal blueprint, the map showing the way to the signposted moments, places, meetings and events that are intended to trigger choices pushing us further along the trail towards who knows where and who knows what, but what is assured is an adventure that by itself causes the soul’s growth.

We are born into a set of predetermined circumstances that serve to provide the early lessons we wish to learn about ideals and values, often known as tradition, or “our lot in life,” basically family and ancestral karma which we then have the choice to submit to or break free from. First we must recognise that there is actually a choice.

From the outside looking in we can easily judge another, rightly or wrongly, because they appear to be different in some way from us, not necessary at first glance, I’m not talking about race, age, size, gender etc, I’m speaking more to the way people behave and to those values and ideals they hold dear. One person might value wealth and worldly status as a measure of their success and another might value family and friendship. 

We must seek always to understand what drives another, what they value and why they have chosen the path they have. When we stand in judgement of them we project our own conditioning and belief system upon them and inadvertently diminish their worth in our own eyes.

When you seek always to understand, you open your heart fully to new information, you ask questions and take on the mantle of the Seeker, you open to hearing the truth of another and to discovering where your similarities lie. When you seek always to understand, you give the gift of respect because you honour first the unique soul and its chosen path, which may not be what you think it is. Their choices may not be what you think they are and their hopes, dreams and intentions may not be what you assume… The more open you allow yourself to be in search of understanding, the more open they are likely to be in sharing their vision with you… and the more surprised you might become by what you find. You never know, you might even have the same mission in mind… after all, that soul that incarnated with a blueprint holding the map to the signposted moments, places, meetings and events, just like yours, drew you together to learn something…

How will you do that if you already believe you know everything you need to about the miracle that stands before you?

Seek always to understand.

Wholly Grail Principles 1, 4 & 7

More later… x

Weekly Oracle – Predetermined Prose

There’s an element of expectation about this week that may have you racing ahead of yourself and perhaps even tying yourself up in knots to boot.

Don’t get me wrong the message coming in indicated by the royal blue of the throat chakra feels like a really positive one but when you connect it to Principle 2: I AM Detached, then you are somehow writing the story of how the communication will go before it actually happens, like predetermined prose.

Racing ahead like this, in your mind anyway, is a recipe for disappointment at the least and disaster at the worst simply because you close your mind to listening and to understanding when you have already made up your mind what another wants to say.

There is another energy that follows on from that that feels very congruent with the energy of the new moon we have just experienced… when an incoming message does arrive in whatever form, there may well be a tendency then to begin creating drama within about how it changes things. Planning for the future is one thing but screwing yourself up in what ifs is quite another.

Understand that the information coming in now, from the universe via inspired thought or from others via more tangible methods of interaction, is timed perfectly for the next level of your evolution. You are already preparing for the shifts that are happening, not in a contrived way, just simply by placing one foot in front of the other and doing the task directly ahead of you. Source doesn’t always announce His plans for your next adventure, sometimes He just sets you lightly on the path… that’s what the slipstream towards your miracles really is.

My advice this week is to get grounded and remain open to news, but don’t assume you know what it will be… and once it arrives, being grounded means you can receive it properly and act on the evidence presented rather than the stuff you have made up in your story about how all this is going to turn out…

It could be so much better than what you currently have the capacity to imagine anyway.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out this week’s Dragon Reading (available from Saturday evening) here.

More later… x

Understanding Your Motives – In It For The Long Game

There is an energy at present that centres around the culmination of a lot of years of focus. The potential now is so intense that whatever happens next is either the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end – make or break so to speak. That kind of intensity though can cloud judgment, force reactive behaviour and in some cases cause you to run towards an outcome or even away from it depending on your dominant archetypal energy.

Whatever this main focus of attention is, you can bet that all the other aspects of day to day life have taken a back seat and that imbalance is already occurring. (If you’re a member, I will be addressing this imbalance in the Seeker’s section this week. You can join for FREE here).

Here though, I would instead like to concentrate on one potential stressful factor that could become the trigger for one of those reactive behaviours: Have you forgotten why?

Understanding your motives for any action is the purest way to ensure you meet the challenge in a ‘success focused’ way.

Let’s take a new relationship as an example. Whether it be a romantic relationship or a business partnership or any other meeting of minds and hearts, it takes two parties to have the same agenda in order to bring about the desired outcome. Factor in free will, personal schedules, historical baggage, poor communication or misunderstandings and the whole process takes much longer.

Now baring in mind that we are feeling the universal flow bringing things to a pinnacle, all these trifles will no doubt be raising cortisol levels and pushing all the internal fear buttons… so now remember: “Why?”

You’re in it for the long game.

You’re not trying to get somewhere, this IS the relationship. It’s not where it is going but it is where it is, it is what it is, and what it is is growing… a work in progress, a masterpiece of manifestation. Look how far you’ve come.

The momentary surge of ‘now or never’ is just an illusion of time. The time is indeed right for this next step but this next step is simply another step in the story, beautiful now and heading towards many more beautiful things.

Be assured that what you feel under all the uncertainty, the reason you began this quest, that bit is real; the fear, the stress and the urgency are symptoms of insecurity that arise when your “what?” becomes the focus instead of your “why?”

Patience combined with the absolute clarity of the vision that began this journey will carry you through the next few days… and then the next part of the adventure will commence… it has been promised.

Principle 2: I AM Detached

More later… x

 

Taking The Path Of Least Resistance

It’s more important than anything else that you might do, to do it because it makes you happy. Now the fact that we often surround ourselves with details that come with obligations, people that come with agendas, wants and needs that come with conditions etc, makes finding that joy a little more difficult because it’s obscured by superfluous stuff.

Let’s say for instance that you fall in love… that’s a biggy isn’t it? We imagine that love will make us happy don’t we? Supposing though, that the person you fall in love with turns out to be exactly what people warned you about and that your rose tinted, see-the-best-in-everyone-especially-the-romantic-interest glasses, have finally been removed… what action now will make you happiest?

Let’s make the scenario even more complicated: what if the romantic interest was heavily into playing games of hide and seek, which you suspect are more about his emotional insecurity and the fact that he’s got a history of failed relationships behind him than the outward appearance of him just being an abusive narcissist with a god complex, and what if after remembering that his prey (you) is not a pathological masochist, but in fact someone who deserves to be treated with gentleness and respect, what if he suddenly began the seeking process again and all traces of the monster were stored away for the next time he got scared? What would make you happy now?

Love doesn’t go away but like all energy it has the capacity to transform.

Taking the path of least resistance is not always clear because choosing joy now can lead to pain later if you are not vigilant. In our scenario it’s worth noting that reaching out, though forgiveness releases all parties from lower vibrations like resentment and bitterness, allowing the hidden monster back into your life just because he smiles and says please (or not), wouldn’t be an act of forgiveness it would be an act of stupidity. You can respect a shark and still know to keep out of the sea where it’s swimming.

So let’s take a look at the real path of least resistance. Abstinence now can lead to joy later. Finding happiness in abstinence, through acceptance of your own strength and self-love, rather than from the temporary relief from grieving that reconnecting might bring, leads to celebration… achieving the things you put on hold whilst neck deep in the drama leads to more happiness still.

We mostly search for relief from a lack of understanding by asking “why?” “Why did you do that?” or whatever, “Why me?” or “Why won’t you give up?” is a good one, but ultimately none of those questions will change anything. Accept where you are, let go of what has proven over and over again to be painful and unhealthy and walk away… set both of you free… you don’t need to save the next woman from the monster, that’s her lesson to learn… save yourself, trust me you can’t save him, he doesn’t believe the monster exists.

My mum once told me that monsters weren’t real. Now I know the truth: every little boy and girl contains the capacity to become a monster or to become a Grail Knight that knows better than to engage in a contest with the ones that were so damaged that the monster had no choice but evolve to protect them.

My path of least resistance is to send real love to my ex monster from a safe distance, to send healing and understanding to a damaged little boy, but to cut off all methods of contact and flow towards my own happiness… happiness that doesn’t depend on him or on knowing why.

A very personal post today, I know. I hope it inspires at least one of you to find another way that doesn’t depend on abusive relationships.

More later… x

The Silencer

Grail Oracle 3Grail Oracle Green

This week sees the meeting of the heart and the mind as you begin to recognise the power of your own feelings. They need to be heard and to be acknowledged, not by others but by you.

A combination of Principle 3: I AM Human with the emerald green of the heart chakra is highlighting your habit of suppressing your deepest emotions and the need to forgive yourself for not listening to what is buried so deep within your being.

The Silencer is a survival instinct that has been overruling your needs without you even noticing and has done so for so long that you don’t even know he or she exists. Don’t look out outside yourself for this person or entity (though when this combination arrives its possible that someone else is doing it to you also), instead look to where you deny your emotions simply by dismissing them as nonsense.

Have you ever been told “Don’t be silly” for allowing your feelings to show? How many times do you say that to yourself?

The Silencer started out life as your ally, protecting you from ridicule or unwanted attention but over many years has become your internal abuser and is now being called out…

This week, first you must listen without judgement to your thoughts and feelings, secondly you must listen to your immediate knee-jerk internal reactions knowing that the voice you hear is The Silencer… your final job is to forgive yourself for all the times you’ve been disrespectful of your own heart and now begin to truly hear, fully feel and start living, loving and laughing again.

More next week… x

The Wisdom Keeper

Grail Oracle 4Grail Oracle Violet

I was struck this morning by  a number of articles arguing over the true meaning of Easter. Tempers rising, matter of fact attitudes about this belief and that belief, whose opinion holds most weight and which tradition has a claim on its origins…

This week’s combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth and the vibrant violet of the crown chakra brings into focus a measure of truth in all things. The Wisdom Keeper as I am affectionately naming this duo, is helping to guide us towards our own truth by unravelling the need to be right  about where or when our traditions and higher perspectives come from.

Truth and fact are different things. When you begin a sentence with “You are wrong about…” you are attempting to impose your truth on another, in this context truth causes conflict, war. If however you begin that same sentence with “It is my understanding that…” then that dichotomy becomes an oportunity to share ideas and to expand consciousness and current thinking.

Truth is only perspective and The Wisdom Keeper is the eternal seeker who expands that truth every day but by the same token, is a teacher who seeks to disseminate understanding everyday. To ‘keep’ wisdom is to simplify truth and to understand truth is to simplify wisdom.

You have nothing to prove but much to teach and your inflluence will grow this week when you keep understanding in your heart and see all diversity from a higher perspective…

As for Easter… wherever the tradition began, may you be blessed by a million opportunities to be you, for you have much to offer the world.

More next week… x